NASA probe records first likely ’marsquake’

NASA probe records first likely ’marsquake’

NASA’s InSight lander has detected what scientists believe to be a marsquake. The spacecraft has been on the surface of Mars since November as part of an ongoing mission to listen for quakes on the red planet. The probe recorded the first quake on April 6, on the 128th Martian day of the mission.

KCooper
KCooper
Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason 1 year

That shouldn't be possible, Mars is widely known to be tectonically inert as evidenced by it's lack of a magnetosphere.

Russell Daggett
Russell Daggett 1 year

Or it could have been a land slide, or an impact from a meteor. Don't get me wrong, it'd be interesting to learn Mars still quakes, but it seems unlikely considering it's magnetosphere it's so simple and we don't see any (?) volcanism.

mike
mike 1 year

Final nail in the coffin for proving Mars plate tectonics?

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